Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco travel to Tanzania as part of our upcoming Sports Envoy!
Our upcoming program will host Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco and Servando Carrasco, American soccer athletes to Tanzania. The athletes will be shadowed by six Tanzanian female soccer coaches and senior athletes in a series of sessions working out with kids aged between 13-17 years, especially girls. Alex and Servando will share experiences and best practices related to soccer, American values, and increased participation for females in sport.
Along with the U.S. Department of Starte and FHI360; USG Alumni Gidibo Tindwa will partner with PAS Dar Es Salaam, Orkeeswa Secondary School, JMK Park, TFF and National Sports Council to;
1. Build capacities of six female Tanzanian athletes/coaches involved in coaching girls between 13-17 years old
2. Conduct life skills training for female athletes/coaches working with young girls and disability coaches
3. Create guidelines for promoting women involvement in sports and equal opportunities for girls/women in sports (Title IX)
Ultramarathon Legend Dean Karnazes Visit to Peru
Ultramarathon legend Dean Karnazes is traveling to Peru on January 6-15 as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy. Karnazes will engage with a diversity of Peruvian communities, including its top runners, senior sports and youth officials, blind athletes, and indigenous people.
In Lima, Karnazes will share his expertise with senior members of the Peruvian Sports Institute, Pan American Games committee, and 27 national sports federations. He will also volunteer in the “I’m Your Eyes” program to empower blind athletes and work with inmates in a rehabilitation program.
Karnazes will also travel to the cities of Huancayo and Cusco to provide training tips for top Peruvian runners who train in high-altitude regions, including members of the indigenous community. In Cusco, he will also join elite runners in the Chaki Wayra program helping underserved youth.
Building cross-cultural understanding through sports diplomacy
FHI 360 has been awarded a cooperative agreement by the U.S. Department of State to implement the Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy Program, which uses sports as a platform to enhance cross-cultural understanding and open new avenues of dialogue and collaboration between the United States and other countries.
The Sports Envoy program sends current or retired U.S. coaches and athletes to countries around the world to lead sports clinics, promote inclusive values and strengthen youth resiliency. The Sports Visitor program brings coaches, administrators and youth athletes from other countries to the United States to interact with American peers and to experience American society and culture through the lens of sport. Together, the Sports Visitor and Sports Envoy program highlights American expertise, leadership and lessons learned in the sporting arena, from community-based recreational youth play to the professional levels, focusing on the professional and leadership development of youth, coaches and sports administrators. The program will be administered by FHI 360, with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Division within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.